My end of decade list has been run and won, with the top 100 somewhat successfully broadcast on Sunday night just gone. I did rank more than that; in preparation I revamped all my EOY lists from 2010-2019 to use as the base for the EOD list. I'll probably post those revamped lists here at some point, but for now, here's the top 500 of the decade!
KENDRICK. I know you turned around on SP(D) but unbelievable how happy I am about this <3 going to be a bit picky in my comments of what I like seeing in particular or just want to comment on: Carin At The Liquor Store, Edge of Town yesss, Old Scars, (wow Roses), Suddenly, Your Surrender, Graceless, My Gun, COMMU, Liability, Drunk, This Fire, Don't Stop (COTW), TEOG, Feel It Still!, Comeback Kid!, Back When Solvents reminds me of that really awkward Faker story you have and I laugh every time sorry
Young At Heart ooh good pick! Tonight's The Kind Of Night, Demon Bloody Dance <3333 Stood A Chance, Cough Syrup, Baiya, THe Mother We Share! Blue Jeans, DROWN!!! SUmmer Forgive Me, Fence Sitter, TLIFDS, Gooey, The Man of course, No. 1 Party Anthem, BJP, First, Son, Sick Sick Sick, Techno Fan
I'm committing to separating the 100s in paragraphs now Fall At Your Feet yes I remember Hijinx was the one that stanned it most, Hourglass, Strong, Zoom, omg Jack Sparrow was a decent hit for you yes I remember, Run For Cover, Seasons (WOY), Born To Die, Holes, Part Time Believer was such a great EOD discovery (that I liked it), Moutnain Sound, Robbery, Day I Die, Awkward!! WCIDITFGO? obviously, Light Years <3, SLY, WAITO, Undercover Martyn nice, Too Much Time Together
Lanterns, Little Talks, The Saddest Thing I Know, Stolen Dance, White Lies, the better Robbery (or is it???!?), Jar Of Hearts, Quiet Light, Ship To Wreck, Hold Back The River, Need Your Love, hiadfawlmth-bihi!!!, What Do I Know Apout Pain?, Anna, RITD, Wild At Heart is still so good, China, We Are Young. oh at only two Sleep Well Beast songs I am clearly a flop
To repeat roughly what I said, it was so great to hear your top 100, plenty of memories of your big chart hits revisited! In particular Video Games was a great delight, I did see Goodbye Kiss, Lego House, Simple Song, Girls Like You, Neutron Star Collision (LIF) and STIUTK obviously coming. But the top 5 in retrospect wasn't too surprising, it was Magnolia that I didn't anticipate at all. I was a little surprised with the performance of Trembling Hands too, maybe like others I had forgotten that it was a real favourite of yours. Also for those songs to finish above TOL was interesting! I was pretty impressed with how well Brian Fallon did too. Excellent list
I know our musical tastes don't line up exactly, but there is still plenty I like here. Heck, you've even got quite a few of the Sheeran tracks I like on the list!
The songs I like (which I've heard are):
500 – 401: Swimming Pools (Drank), Stay, We’ll Be Coming Back, Do You Remember, Shotgun, Roses (Imanbek Remix) (really surprised to see this one here), Tear In My Heart, Sign Of The Times, She’s So Mean, My Gun, Hoops, Liability, Drunk, Blame It On Me, The Phoenix, F**k You!, Here With Me, Feel It Still
400 – 301: Wake Me Up!, When The Party’s Over, I Want You, The Mother We Share, We Dance To A Different Disco Honey, Soundcheck, Talking Like I’m Falling Downstairs, Castles, The Ballad Of Mona Lisa, The Man, Big Jet Plane, Techno Fan, This Ain’t A Love Song
300 – 201: Rude, Jack Sparrow, Waves, Mirrors, Still Want You, Run For Cover, Lying, It’s Time, Seasons (Waiting On You), All In, Ho Hey, High Hopes, Cocoon, What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?, Circles, Love The Fall, 45
200 – 101: Don’t You Worry Child, Little Talks, Budapest, Stolen Dance, Shots, Robbery (a little surprised on this one too), Wasn’t Expecting That (kinda), Let Me Down Easy, Ship To Wreck, Miss Atomic Bomb, Mother Tongue, Rise, Call Me Maybe, Need Your Love, What Do I Know About Pain?, China
100 – 51: Rollin’ And Tumblin’, Harmony Hall, Pumped Up Kicks, Video Games, Crossfire, Take Me To Church, Animal
50 – 1: Plans, Riptide, Simple Song, Lego House, Castle On The Hill, Pompeii, Just Another Girl, The A Team, Runaways, Shut Up + Dance, Some Nights, The Way It Was, Somebody That I Used To Know
A few pleasant surprises here too, namely "Roses (Imanbek Remix)". Not necessarily surprised that you liked it, just more surprised that it actually appeared on an end-of-decade list for you.
It still looks like there is a bit for me to catch up on here (particularly The National), so hopefully there is some good listening ahead!
Finally getting around to commenting on this, apologies for the delay:
500-401: Great to see Swimming Pools (Drank) <3, We'll Be Coming Back <3, Do You Remember, Edge Of Town, Old Scars, Roses (Imanbek Remix), Tear In My Heart, The Sound, Sign Of The Times, She's So Mean, Come On Mess Me Up, Liability, Drunk, This Fire, Don't Stop (Color On The Walls), The Phoenix <3, F**k You!, The Edge Of Glory <3 and Feel It Still
400-301: Great to see Battle Scars <3 , After The Disco, Drive By, Keep Your Head Up, Princess Of China, The Mother We Share, Blue Jeans, We Dance To A Different Disco, Honey, Gooey <3, Story Of My Life, The Ballad Of Mona Lisa <3, Wish You Were Here, The Man, First, Timber, Let It Go and This Ain't A Love Song.
300-201: Great to see The Piss, The Perfume, Jet Lag, I Said Hi, What Makes You Beautiful, Strong, Mirrors, Born To Die, Hello, Mountain Sound, Can't Deny My Love, High Hopes, What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?, Circles, 50 Ways To Say Goodbye, When We Were Young, Someone Like You and Too Much Time Together.
200-101: Great to see Don't You Worry Child <3 , Little Talks <3 , Budapest <3 , Jumpstart <3 , Love Yourself, Stolen Dance, Shots, Eyes Shut, Ship To Wreck, eastside, Hold Back The River, Call Me Maybe <3 , Cake By The Ocean, Need Your Love, Hope Is A Dangerous Thing For A Woman Like Me To Have - But I Have It, Rolling In The Deep, Blank Space and Geronimo.
100-1: Great to see Pumped Up Kicks <3, Video Games <3, Youngblood, The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows, Adore, Crossfire, Jellyfish, Set Fire To The Rain, Take Me To Church, Animal <3 , 1000x, Small Bump, Plans, Just Give Me A Reason <3 , Lego House, Castle On The Hill, Pompeii <3 , Just Another Girl, Anna Sun, The A Team, Girls Like You, Runaways, Let Me Down Easy, Trembling Hands, Magnolia, Drive, Shut Up + Dance, Some Nights <3 and Somebody That I Used To Know <3